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Dive Review of Avalon in
Cuba

 
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Avalon: "The Best in the Caribbean", Mar, 2019,

by DONALD MCCOY, OR, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10878.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Our greeting by the crew was very friendly as we boarded the boat. Since we were the first on board, we could choose our own room, but most of the rooms are the same, so it really didnít matter. The rooms had a double bed below and a single above. The beds were a little cramped even for us. We are 5í4 and 5í2. One of the Germans on board was 6í4 and I donít know how he did it. The toilets were marginal. You couldnít put your toilet paper in the bowl (normal for a lot of b ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Canada, Washington State, Sea of Cortez, Cocos, Socorro, Dominica, Cayman, Belize, South Carolina, Hawaii, Indonesia, Palau, Cuba
Closest Airport Santa Clara Getting There From Portland, OR we had to fly through Ft Worth, stay overnight in Miami and fly the next day to Santa Clara. Two years ago, I felt better received in Havana. They grilled me in Santa Clara wanting to know where I was staying and on the way out, took my shave cream and razor.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We always had a dive guide with us and most of us were done in an hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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